LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cabo Comedy Festival, under the slogan "Where the Land Ends and the Laughs Begin," and "The Arsenio Hall Show" will introduce a fresh new stand-up comedian who will make his/her national television debut on the soon-to-debut late night talk show.
Supported by the Mexico Tourism Board, the Los Cabos Tourism Board and the state of Baja California Sur, the 5-day Cabo Comedy Festival, produced by LA-based Zaring Group and Wind Entertainment will take place October 2-6. The festival will feature performances by some of the industry's top stand-up headliners, panel discussions on the business of comedy, and a celebrity charity golf tournament. An awards ceremony wherein legendary Improv founder Budd Friedman will receive the Giant of Comedy Award will culminate the festival.
At the heart of the festival is the 'Jack Rollins Breakthrough Talent Competition,' named for the legendary NYC-based talent manager and producer who discovered Woody Allen and has served as producer of Allen's films. During the competition, 16 'opening act' level comedians from across America will perform over 2 nights at the Hard Rock Cafe, with the top 3 acts from each night advancing to compete before a panel of industry experts, including Friedman. Actress and comedian Niecy Nash will host the finals and the winner will perform on the "The Arsenio Hall Show" on October 9th.
An Emmy Award(R)-winner, the original "The Arsenio Hall Show" broke ground with iconic moments like Bill Clinton playing his saxophone, Michael Jackson's guest appearance with Eddie Murphy and Mariah Carey's television debut. "The Arsenio Hall Show" will premiere nationwide on September 9, 2013 (check local listings).
Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, Eduardo Segura said, "We are thrilled to bring this exciting festival to our destination. This event is the first of its kind in Cabo and we couldn't be happier with the level of talent that has been confirmed to perform and host thanks to the hard work of our partners at the Zaring Group and Wind Entertainment. We look forward to making the Cabo Comedy Festival a highly anticipated and celebrated event for many years to come."
For more Los Cabos information please visit visitloscabos.travel, Twitter @loscabostourism or Facebook.com/LosCabosTourism and for the Comedy Festival www.cabocomedyfestival.com, Twitter @CaboComedyFest or Facebook.com/CaboComedyFestival.
Alyssa DiPalma (Los Cabos Tourism) firstname.lastname@example.org 845/358-3920 x18
Kathy Manabat (Zaring Group) email@example.com 818/961-5853
SOURCE Los Cabos Tourism Board
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